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The Easy Button for Scheduling Manufacturing

I would like to give a shout out and a huge thank you to Staples. They have made this blog easy to write due to their superb advertising campaign – the easy button. Everyone knows it, everyone loves it, everyone wants it, and for your scheduling and delivery in manufacturing, guess what?  You can have it. In fact, you can join the over 2,000 facilities globally that automates scheduling and results in near perfect on-time delivery. The secret is pretty simple – they want it. They make it part of their culture, they make it important, and they hold employees, departments, and leadership accountable for delivering it.

Manufacturing companies that turn the corner on efficiency in their business almost always say the same thing, “we used to spend too much time on scheduling.” In fact many of the nearly 150 case studies on our website walk you through the story about how they just couldn’t get it right…until now.

Why is automated scheduling and on-time delivery so important? It saves time and increases accuracy which ultimately leads to lower costs and gets you closer to lean manufacturing. Global Shop Solutions Planning and Scheduling software enables your manufacturing team to accurately view and schedule shop resources, outside processes and material requirements while estimating lead times for jobs, allowing you to better serve your customers. The application has all the functionality and features required to achieve automated and accurate scheduling:

  • Forward/Backward scheduling
  • Capacity planning
  • Optimized finite scheduling
  • Tool scheduling
  • Material scheduling
  • Global reschedule capabilities
  • Real-time reporting
  • Job forecasting
  • Finite/Infinite scheduling
  • What-if scheduling
  • Estimating
  • Quoting
  • Drag & drop routing changes
  • Customizable dispatch lists
  • Efficient production planning
  • Predict accurate quoting lead times
  • Employee constraint scheduling based on skillsets

And, perhaps most importantly, it frees up your human capital to spend more time calling customers, creating new ideas, and proactively managing the business. We all know happier employees means happier customers, better products, and more profit. It isn’t a coincidence that a business full of smiling employees is making money.

Learn more by visiting our Planning and Scheduling webpage and viewing our short, one-minute video.


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